These two photos show Mel Morris Jones carving a Portland Stone statue of Edward The Confessor for a client in Pennsylvania, U.S.A. during 1998. Unfortunately the original statue was decaying rapidly (outside). We were sent some photos and measurements and asked to carve an exact replacement - but 3 or 4 inches taller! This is what we did.
This client got our 'Bargain Of The Year' - as we really wanted to do
this carving. Surprisingly, shipping to U.S.A. costs very little if you
are prepared to wait 3 weeks for the journey. You can fly it, but the price
then has the same rate of climb as the airplane!
The carving completed and ready to be shipped.
King Edward The Confessor in his new home in Pennsylvania. He looks a little 'clean' at the moment, but will no doubt soon weather-in like the rest of the client's Portland Stonework has done. You can see some larger, more detailed photos taken in the UK by clicking HERE.
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